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Rollover (1981)

An Arab oil organization devises a plan to wreck the world economy in order to cause anarchy and chaos.

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Hubbell Smith
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Maxwell Emery
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Roy Lefcourt
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Sal Naftari
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Jerry Fewster
Ron Frazier ...
Gil Hovey
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Betsy Okamoto
Crocker Nevin ...
Warner Ackerman
Marvin Chatinover ...
Henry Lipscomb
Ira Wheeler ...
Mr. Whitelaw (as Ira B. Wheeler)
Paul Hecht ...
Khalid
Norman Snow ...
Hishan
Nelly Hoyos ...
Sally Sockwell ...
Mrs. Fewster
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An Arab oil organization devises a plan to wreck the world economy in order to cause anarchy and chaos.

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The most erotic thing in their world was money.


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11 December 1981 (USA)  »

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Das Rollover-Komplott  »

Box Office

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$2,260,689 (USA) (11 December 1981)

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$10,851,261 (USA)
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This film's director 'Alan J Pakula' previously directed this film's co-lead, actress Jane Fonda, in Klute (1971) where Fonda won the Best Actress Academy Award. This movie was made about a decade after that movie. In Pakula's next film after Rollover (1981), he would direct Meryl Streep also to a Best Actress Oscar, for Sophie's Choice (1982). See more »

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Maxwell Emery: Listen me out! Money, capital, has a life of its own. It's a force of the nature like gravity, like the oceans, it flows where it wants to flow. This whole thing with the Arabs and gold is inevitable, we're just going with the tide. The only question is whether you wanna let it go like an unguided missile and raise hell or whether you wanna keep it in the hands of responsible people, keep it channable, keep it quiet.
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31 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An over valued dollar, the system on the brink, the big bankers and their government stooges have gone too far. Sound familiar? The previous poster attributes the financial melt down in the movie to capitalism. Actually, the movie doesn't touched at all on the causes of the system breakdown. But it is not capitalism, but government interference in the market which would cause such a melt down. But it is fun to see central banking get its just reward, and to see gold emerge a winner.


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